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February 2019

Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited

February 1, 9:00 amMay 4, 5:00 pm

The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited is a dynamic new visitor experience exploring Jim Henson’s groundbreaking work for film and television and his transformative impact on popular culture. The exhibition features a broad range of artifacts, including more than 20 original puppets, character sketches, storyboards, scripts, photographs, film and television clips, behind-the-scenes footage, iconic costumes, and interactive experiences.  Members Free | $5 Non-members | Kids 5 and under FREE Purchase Tickets

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Make + Take Workshops

February 3, 1:00 pmMay 2, 3:00 pm

Every Saturday from 1–3pm, our education staff leads half-hour Make + Take workshops. Young visitors to The MAX will make art projects to take home. Suitable for ages 5 and up. FREE with admission to The MAX. (A parent or caregiver must be present for every two children.)

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March 2019

MAXEats: Cast Iron Cooking with Nick Wallace

March 28, 6:00 pm8:00 pm

Join Chef Nick Wallace for a cooking demonstration celebrating and featuring cast iron cookery. Chef Nick was born and raised in Edwards, Mississippi, and has always given credit for his cooking abilities to his grandmothers, Queen Morris and Lennel Donald. A leader in redefining the Southern food experience, he blends his Mississippi family-farm origins with sophisticated French techniques to create exceptional dining experiences. In 2013 Chef Nick participated in the James Beard Foundation's third Chefs Boot Camp for Policy & Change…

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Phone Photography with Kim Rushing

March 30, 9:00 am12:00 pm

What is the best camera to have? The one that's in your pocket! In this class geared towards phone photography for professionals, we will use your phone's camera and free or inexpensive image manipulation apps to learn advanced image making with minimal expense. In this hands-on class you will learn to manually control your camera and use apps to make professional looking edits. We will look at a variety of output possibilities, including social media and ways to easily make…

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April 2019

Members Only: Open Ceramics Studio

April 1, 11:00 amJune 30, 2:00 pm

Take your lunch hour to The MAX! Beginning April 2, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11am–2pm, The MAX ceramic studio will be open to our members. Whether you're a beginner or a pro, take advantage of our space, state-of -the-art pottery wheels, and other equipment. All skill levels and abilities are welcome. Available space in the studio is first come, first serve. Includes materials and firing. $40 per month. Registration required by the first of each month. Register Here

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Plant Swap with Felder Rushing

April 6, 9:00 am11:00 am

Get ready for gardening season at our plant swap! Felder Rushing, the Gestalt Gardner, will be at The MAX to lead a plant swap and chat about gardening. Bring a labeled pest-free plant (flower, vegetable, or herb). It can be a seedling or a full grown plant, potted or bare rooted—just promise to give it tender loving care when you get home. Felder hosts MPB’s The Gestalt Gardner which airs Fridays at 9am and Saturdays at 10am. He has authored/coauthored…

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Mississippi Day: Jackson

April 6, 9:00 am5:00 pm

In April, The MAX welcomes our neighbors from the Jackson area. Along with discounted admission prices, we’ll have FREE refreshments, a FREE photo booth, and door prizes. Kids can create a souvenir art project at our FREE Make + Take Workshops. Discount admission for The MAX Only: $5 All Adults | $1 Youth 6-17 | Kids 5 and under FREE. Admission for the Jim Henson Exhibition Only: $5 All Adults + Youth | Kids 5 and under FREE. Admission for…

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Phone Photography for Families with Kim Rushing

April 6, 1:00 pm4:00 pm

The best camera to have is the one that's in your pocket! In this half-day workshop, we will use your phone's camera and free or inexpensive image manipulation apps to learn advanced image making with minimal expense to produce great family photos. You will learn to manually control your camera and to use apps to make professional-looking, high-quality photos. Ages 16 and up. Class size limited to 20. Registration required. $25 Members | $30 Non-members Register Here

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Members Only: Bus Trip to Laurel

April 9, 9:00 am5:00 pm

Sign up now for a seat on our Bus Trip to Laurel, exclusively for members. The itinerary includes a visit to the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art (featuring O Patria Mia: Leontyne Price and Aida, an exhibition celebrating Ms. Price's rise to prominence); downtown Laurel dining and shopping on your own; an optional walking tour; and a bus tour of historic homes of Laurel. The bus leaves The MAX at 9am and returns at 5pm. Ages 18+. Register by March…

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Spring Classes: Beginner’s Hip Hop Dance

April 9, 5:30 pm6:30 pm

Build your street dancing skills in this progressive course and learn the cultural history of the Hip Hop Dance style. Four-week course meets Tuesdays, April 9, 16, 23, and 30. Registration required. $15 before April 1 | $25 after April 1 Register Here

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